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Oh, Hello 2018


Well hello's been a while, huh? Yeah our last post was in (cough* Nov 2016). If your wondering why we've been MIA well, it's because last year handed our asses to us. Fer reals y'all. This was in part because Jenny and I took on a new leadership role as co-presidents of Etsy Dallas, and in addition to that all the other leadership members were new too, so we all rolled up our sleeves to tackle the year and that meant that we ended up making sacrifices in other areas of our lives. This blog was one of them.

That being said...last year was an amazing learning experience in so many ways. From stretching the reach of my skill set and learning new things to some hard learned self awareness that will help carry me forward. In the midst of all that was happening, I also got laid off and had to navigate the waters of deciding to change my career path into a new industry; which I had wanted to do for some time and just needed this push to do. Whew! 

Now it's 2018 and time for a refresh! New career with an amazing company, new focus on tending to some forgotten things in my life (ie this blog, running, photography).

I'd like to kick off this year with some of our business resolutions and invite you all to post yours in the comments so we can all hold ourselves accountable this year! 

  1. Our main goal for Pig and Peacock is to grow revenue by 30% which may seem lofty but being stretched thin last year caused us to miss opportunities that we won't let happen again this year.

  2. To help us achieve this goal we are going to keep up with all of our social media channels to really engage with others and build our brand.

  3. In an effort to support goal #2 we are doing in an organization frenzy in our studio to make it more "photo ready" for sharing.

  4. Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling. We are keeping an almost annoying level of detail in our calendars including reminders to make sure we stay on track with P&P and Etsy Dallas to-do's.

Many of these things are already in the works in some capacity-since we are energized from the new year (and lots of rest during the post holiday season). We hope you'll stick around this year and follow our journey!

Wishing you all an amazing 2018!

Sabrina & Jenny 



Happy New Year!

Happy New Years Everyone!

Whew! After a hectic holiday season here we are in a new year. Time to start fresh, with new ideas and resolutions to change old habits. Every year my sister and I have big plans to start off the year for Pig and Peacock, and we typically get one of those plans accomplished in the year. One. It's sad. BUT we have learned over the last year that sometimes our plans are a wee bit ambitious and maybe we should scale it back some. Not that we don't want to dream big, but you have to know and understand what is doable and achievable. Organize our storage closet-doable. Keep our soap/crafting table clear of stuff at the end of the day-not happening!

This year on the list for us is:

  • Expand our candle line and add more seasonal fragrances
  • Grow our Up-cycle candle collection (we will also happily "empty" the bottles to achieve this)
  • Grow our lib balm line
  • Attempt bath bombs again-we gave up after continually making "hamburger" shaped ones
  • And, alas, try to keep that damn craft table clean!
What are your resolutions for 2014?